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Death by Dumpling
Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery | Vivien Chien
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Welcome to the Ho-Lee Noodle House, where the Chinese food is to die for. . . The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her familys restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a dramatic workplace walk-out, she figures that helping wait tables is her best option for putting her life back together. Even if that means having to put up with her mother, who is dead-set on finding her a husband. Lanas love life soon becomes yesterdays news once the restaurants property manager, Mr. Feng, turns up deadafter a delivery of shrimp dumplings from Ho-Lee. But how could this have happened when everyone on staff knew about Mr. Fengs severe, life-threatening shellfish allergy? Now, with the whole restaurant under suspicion for murder and the local media in a feeding frenzyto say nothing of the gorgeous police detective who keeps turning up for take-outits up to Lana to find out who is behind Fengs killer order. . . before her own number is up. Vivien Chien serves up a delicious mystery with a side order of soy sauce and sass. A tasty start to a new mystery series! Kylie Logan, bestselling author of Gone with the Twins "Deathby Dumpling is a fun and sassy debut with unique flavor, local flair, and heart. Amanda Flower, Agatha Award--winning author of Lethal Licorice
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Blh87
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I‘ve never read a “cozy mystery” before, but I believe this would fall into that category. I really enjoyed it! I would certainly continue this series!

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Blh87
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On to the next!

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britgetslit
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Mehso-so

I have been sick so I have fallen behind on #Scarathlon2022 and #trappedonanisland 😩 I did have a ton of time to read while sick but not much energy for anything else so I will be getting my points to @Clwojick for #TeamSlaughter today!

I have a ton of points and books to update.

I did finish Death by Dumpling and have started The Third Twin for #trappedonanisland @StayCurious @aperfectmjk

Dragon Hope you feel better soon. Take care fl💚🐉 💐 1mo
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ShelleyBooksie
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Not bad for a cozy romance. The characters were interesting and the sleuthing was not too ridiculous. This is an #lmpbc pick and my fav part is reading other people's comments.

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Susanita
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1. Scotland
2. I‘ll put it in the comments.
3. Other than that whole murder thing, cozy mysteries make me feel at home.
#sundayfunday

Susanita The Color Purple has a lovely homecoming scene. 9mo
ozma.of.oz I‘ve had your tagged book on my TBR for a while! I‘ll have to bump it up! Thank you for posting! 9mo
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BeeMagical
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Book 19📚

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ShelleyBooksie @BookishTrish

Ok this one is so cute and definitely a favourite of mine among “cozy mystery” books!❤️ #lmpbc

Run, Hide, Repeat has arrived! Once I finish it I will be sending both off!😊

I‘ve also decided to increase my goal this year to 200!😱

Yuki_Onna 😱😱😱 200! ✌🖖👏💪 10mo
BeeMagical @Yuki_Onna 😬I know!! *a lot are audiobooks😂🖤 10mo
Yuki_Onna Haven't gotten into audiobooks yet, I'm afraid... 🙄 I've heard from so many people they are a huge boost to their number of books finished...
Anyway, YOU ROCK, Bunny!!! 🎀🖤💗
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jen_hayes7
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The last few days have been a whirlwind of preparation for my upcoming hip surgery on Thursday. The procedure is arthroscopic and outpatient, but the recovery is rather intense. I had the left side done a few years ago and now it‘s time for the right; so I know both what I‘m in for and what I‘m up against. Thankfully my little emotional support fuzzballs know that something‘s up and are putting in overtime. #huey #catsoflitsy

sprainedbrain Best wishes for a smooth procedure and quick recovery! ❤️ 10mo
jen_hayes7 @sprainedbrain Thank you so very much!!! ♥️ 10mo
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BeeMagical
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It has arrived!! @ShelleyBooksie I am reading my quickest!🐇🚗🚨

ShelleyBooksie @BeeMagical - I can't wait to read your comments. They added a lot to asylum :) 10mo
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Susanita
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I‘m not formally doing #RoadTripUSA2022 but will happily play along with this fun tag!
1. First book in the Noodle Shop Mystery series, set in the suburbs of Cleveland, and part of my ongoing self-proclaimed #52mysteries challenge.
2. I‘m going to put in another plug for the Christmas Story house, also in Cleveland.
#TravelTuesday

megnews Interesting. I‘ve never heard of that series. Several years ago I did the Lolly the Trolley Christmas tour and it goes past the Christmas Story house. Lolly the Trolley is also a can‘t miss in Cleveland. Thanks for playing! 11mo
Smartypants I‘m from Cleveland and I just wanted to show this post some extra love! ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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My last read of 2021. I don't normally read cozy mysteries, but I enjoyed this. Held my attention without demanding too much of it. #lmpbc

CaramelLunacy The key question: did it make you hungry? 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @CaramelLunacy Hmmm 🤔 I'd have to say no. 11mo
CaramelLunacy @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego How disappointing in a book covered with noodles... 11mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BeeMagical @ShelleyBooksie @bookishtrish Hi Ladies. So I think my pick for our round is lost in the mail. I'm going to have to read a different book. For now I'm sending this one off this weekend to keep things moving along. 11mo
BeeMagical @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego CP has not been the most trustworthy lately! So many lost packages💔 I had one go missing and one coming to me go missing, as well as it‘s replacement!☹️ fingers crossed it randomly shows back up!🤞🏻🤞🏻 11mo
ShelleyBooksie Boo on lost books. I hope it shows up for you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego . The pictured book looks like a fun read! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BeeMagical Sent this off today. 11mo
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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

Heading your way soon Danielle! #lmpbc #groupx

5feet.of.fury Love the cover art 🖼 13mo
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AlizaApp
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A fun cozy mystery! Lana Lee works at her family‘s Chinese restaurant and when their landlord turns up dead, everyone is a suspect…including her. But luckily there is a cute detective and lots of colorful characters.

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PuddleJumper
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I enjoyed this a lot more than the second book. I actually read this in a day because it was too hot to do anything.

The relationships were really interesting and I felt more drawn in by the characters.

Very light reading and I'll carry in with the series.

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Soooo far out of my bloody, gruesome, sadistic mystery comfort zone. I bought a few of these on a whim when I was craving Chinese food. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It was a nice, light palate cleanser during a frantic week. I enjoyed learning about the various members of the community and actually thought that was more central than “who done it?” Will definitely continue.👍🏼 #StartASeries #SeriesRead2021

EvieBee Yay! Michele, I‘ve been collecting these dang books because I have a feeling about them and have yet to read one. Thanks for the push. 🤗♥️ 1y
MicheleinPhilly @EvieBee I keep seeing them on sale and they seem universally beloved. I bought 3 of them but didn‘t order Chinese food. 1y
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DGRachel Sometimes it really is nice to read a mystery that doesn‘t involve gore, child abuse, or rape. 1y
LeahBergen I‘ve been curious about these! 1y
TheSpineView Great job! 1y
DivineDiana @DGRachel Agree wholeheartedly! 1y
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Emmybird01
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5/5 for the first in the Noodle Shop Mysteries! I just loved this one! Lana was such a great character. I loved all the neighborhood characters. The mystery was interesting. I cannot wait to read more by this author.

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BlueMoonJ
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Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Definitely a series I will read more of. Typical cozy mystery. Set in an Asian-centric plaza in Ohio. Typical cozy mystery and a easy audio read when I wasn‘t feeling too hot and didn‘t really want to concentrate on anything. No knitting during this one.

#audiblebook #knittingwhilereading #cozymystery #mystery

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Jen2
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So darling!

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Gnora
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Round up for March 2021! Lots of graphic novels and several of them I read digitally on the ipad - which was a completely new experience.

Not doing so hot on my goal of reading mostly my own books in 2021, but we're only three months in and I should have time to catch up.

Favorite Book: Death By Dumpling by Vivien Chen
Least Favorite Book: There were all pretty crackerjack! :)

#bookreport #roundrup #libby #hoopla #graphics #digital

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CaroPi
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I really enjoy this cozy misery. Had a nice story. I think I will continue the series... But this year I challenge myself to read #thedarktower series... But I may read them in between for a light read.

#bookly

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CaroPi
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1. Tagged!
2. There was once lived a woman Who tried to kill her Neighbor's baby: Scary Fairy Tales
3. Klara.& the sun by Ishiguro. I. Should get it any time now 😊

#weekendreads

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DarcysMom
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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DarcysMom
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I finally decided on my goals for the #FabulousFebruary #readathon!
Finish Death By Dumpling
Finish The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries
Finish Water Memory
Finish Who's That Witch
Start Orphan Train
Start Nick
Start Muder Afloat
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great choices of books. I enjoy The Inspector and Mrs Jeffries books. Great characters in the book. 2y
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DarcysMom
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suvata Love the cover 2y
Allylu Good. Good. 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 6 of 2021. #cozymystery

ChasingOm I love this series. 2y
bookwrm526 @ChasingOm I‘m mad right now because my library does not have Egg Drop Dead! They have all the other ones in the series, but not that one... 2y
MallenNC This series is so fun. I think I‘ve read the first three and I liked them all. 2y
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PurpleTulipGirl
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My #jolabokaflodswap package arrived today! Thanks, @EH2018 for your persistence. I‘m looking forward to curling up in bed and enjoying my book and chocolate. I 💜Nutella!!

@MaleficentBookDragon

BookishMarginalia I very much enjoy this series! 2y
EH2018 Glad you got it! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I really like this series. 2y
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Allylu
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Finished this today, completing my Goodreads goal which I upped by 25 books this fall. I‘ve been reading a lot! This is my cozy mystery #LMPBC Book for this month. I really enjoyed it. It was a fun read. I especially liked Lana. #WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders #CrushtheRush #DashingDecember #WinterSolstice #FestiveFlicks #AVeryMerryBingo #ReadYourWay #BookSpinBingo #BookmasBingo #24B4Monday

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏🙌 2y
Hazel2019 Congrats! 2y
TheSpineView Great job! 😊📚 2y
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Congratulations on hitting those reading goals! GREAT JOB! 2y
Roary47 Yay congratulations!! I‘m so glad you liked it. You should be seeing the next one soon. 😊 2y
Jadams1776 Woohoo 🎉🎄 2y
Allylu @Roary47 I got it in the mail today! 2y
Roary47 @Allylu yay! 😊 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I spent yesterday getting ready for my seven 2021 Reading Challenges.

The six challenges are:
1. PopSugar
2. Reader Harder by @bookriot
3. Mount TBR on Goodreads (35 books)
4. @annebogel Modern Mrs. Darcy
5. Cruising‘ thru the Cozies on Goodreads
6. Cozy mysteries on Facebook
7. Read 21 minutes everyday.

I will also be cohosting the Litsy Book Club which is being sponsored this year by @Sourcebooks .

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Goodness! 😳 Now that‘s some good planning ahead! I do good to get a list of 25 sorted every month for #BookSpinBingo! 😂😅 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Lol! I try to use my TBR piles at home when planning. What I don‘t keep after reading, goes into our little free library. It is a good way to read those books! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm That‘s an awesome idea! I dream of having my own LFL someday. 😍 My TBR‘s are pretty much always from books I already own, but I‘ll admit to a book buying problem. I‘m having to implement a reward-based system on myself for my book budget this year. 😂🤣 2y
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Mitch Wow - that‘s very ambitious 🤞🏼 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Lol! Me too! My better half says he can‘t keep putting up book cases for my books! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 😂🤣😂 I just got two new ones for Christmas from my better half, but he was also pretty adamant about that being enough to hold me over for a while. 😂🤣😂 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Lol! We live in a small apartment and no more room for book cases. 2y
Kenyazero Six! Wow! Looking forward to seeing your progress throughout the year! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Kenyazero I actually forgot one. So seven. 2y
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BookishTrish
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😍😍😍😍😍 Sharon, you made my day! I REALLY can‘t wait to read this book (it‘s actually the one I got my match too!) And where did you even find the gummies - they‘re adorable! I love everything about this package. Now excuse me while I dive into some breakfast chocolate 🍫

Mitch There is no better breakfast! 👍🏼🎅🏼👍🏼 2y
writerlibrarian Breakfast chocolat is a really good idea. 😀 2y
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DinoMom I am so glad you like it. I couldn‘t resist the gummies (which I found a candy store called the Freaky Lunchbox), they just went so nicely with the book😂 2y
batsy Breakfast chocolate! 🙌🏽 2y
ShelleyBooksie That book looks awesome! 2y
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Roary47
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Headed your way @Allylu you should receive it on December 1st. Excited for you to read my #GroupS pick for #LMPBC #Round10.

Allylu That‘s great! Thanks. @tdrosebud I‘m just finishing up Pleating for Mercy, then I will send it on its way! #LMPBC 2y
Allylu Got it! And thanks for the extra goodies! 😊📚🎶 2y
Roary47 Yay! Glad it made it. Happy reading and maybe a little snacking. 😊💛 2y
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ralexist
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The Noodle Shop series is one that I've had recommended to me multiple times and so read it I did. Our heroine Lana Lee is self-deprecating and clever, exasperated with family, and a champion for her neighborhood. She's definitely someone I'd like to hang out with again. And fortunately for me, Vivien Chien is highly prolific (2 books a year!) so I've got plenty of material to work with.

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Roary47
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I could not put this one down. It‘s been a while since I laughed out loud reading. Lana is refreshing and relatable in a I can‘t figure out my life type of way. I also enjoyed that I was reminded of the suspects in a checklist format so I could mentally add and check them off as new information arose. It may have been because of this that I figured out several scenarios before they came to light later. Overall, I really liked this book. #LMPBC

Littlewolf1 Your chickens are getting so big... I love it, there so cute 2y
Roary47 They are pretty cute the green band is Birdzilla and the black is Cheeks. 🥰 2y
MrBook Great review and pic! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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DGRachel
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I struggled in the beginning, but by the end, I was thoroughly charmed by this cozy mystery. Lana Lee quits her job & goes to work in her parents‘ restaurant to pay the bills. When the owner of the plaza where the restaurant is located dies from take out that Lana delivers, she & the chef become the prime suspects. Per the cozy code, Lana investigates despite being warned off by a handsome 😍 detective. I‘ll definitely read more of the series.

LeahBergen Mmm... dumplings. 😄 2y
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Roary47

Hey everyone! I just realized I do not have the mailing list for our group. 😬I may have deleted it accidentally when clearing our old emails 😪Can one of you forward me the email please 😭

tdrosebud I can check when I get home, 2y
DarcysMom I can! 2y
DarcysMom Just sent - the email has darcysmom in it, so you will know it's from me. 2y
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Roary47 Unfortunately, still didn‘t get it. Maybe my email was put incorrectly. 😪 it‘s my username@Gmail? (edited) 2y
Roary47 @DarcysMom is my email maybe wrong? It should be roary47 @ Gmail 2y
DarcysMom I sent it to the wrong person in our group! I am sorry. I will send it to you now! 2y
Roary47 I did get it thank you sooo much. I didn‘t get it for either of my groups. 😭 2y
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MommyOfTwo
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Starting this today. It may make my hungry. 😋

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thegreentealibrarian
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I want to challenge myself this week but we'll see how I do!
#currentlyreading #spookyreads

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SamanthaMarie
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Truly loved the first in this series, Death by Dumpling. Vivien Chen did the cozy mystety genre justice. Her setting was well written, the characters enjoyable, and the mystery was multi-faceted. I am diving into the second next!!! 😊
I believe this is my 9th #CozyintheSun I will have to go back and check. Will edit if wrong.
@Librarybelle @ferskner

Librarybelle I believe this is your 9th book! Glad this one was better than your prior cozy read! 2y
MallenNC Yay! I‘m glad you liked it. I need to get the second book 2y
ferskner Oh good! I'm glad this lived up to your expectations. 2y
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SamanthaMarie
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I think my reading rut is over!!! Or maybe it is the fact that our Air Conditioner is broken and it is too hot to do anything else. Haha! But either way, a third of the way through this and really enjoying getting lost in a book again. (:

LisaD I loved this book 📚 ❤️ 2y
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MallenNC
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This is another new to me cozy mystery. I liked the main character and the setting is fun. Having the mystery set in a shopping center made it more plausible that the MC would know all the suspects. I‘m definitely going to read more of these. #CozyintheSun book 4

Tera0707 I love this series! And those covers! 😍 2y
Librarybelle I‘ve been very interested in this series! 2y
SamanthaMarie I need to start this series. They are on loan from the library. I've just been in a reading slump 😬 2y
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MallenNC @Tera0707 This cover is great! I‘m going to be reading the rest for sure. 2y
MallenNC @Librarybelle I‘ve had this first one for a while and finally got to it. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next. 2y
MallenNC @SamanthaMarie I totally understand a reading slump. I have found that these cozies are a good fit for me right now. Nothing too heavy! 2y
SamanthaMarie Yes! I think that has been part of my problem. I had a super serious read I needed to get to for book club but I just couldn't do it. My meeting is today, so I need to let the guilt go and read what I want to read. 2y
MallenNC @SamanthaMarie It‘s hard when there are books we feel like we have to read and it just isn‘t the right time for us and that book! I hope you can read something fun soon. 2y
SamanthaMarie Thank you so much!! I did end up starting Death by Dumpling yesterday and I am enjoying it. :) 2y
ferskner I've heard great things about this series, and I love when cozies diversify their authors. 2y
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Jolynne
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I would have read the others in this series and given this book a higher rating if not for a certain stereotypical phrase used by the author that always completely irritates me.

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Susanita
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This was a fun cozy mystery that includes just about everything that annoys me about cozies, but it‘s a clever story with a likable main character. Also, the rest of the series has delightful punny titles. Don‘t read while hungry!

I found an app with a savable map, so I can have a more accurate picture, since I always managed to make mistakes on the website-based maps.

Blue = read
Green = TBR
Gold = reading
Red = still looking
#50states #mystery

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Traveler13
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#Junereads not too shabby for me. Let‘s see what July brings

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dylanisreading
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I haven‘t been this excited for a hold to come in on Libby in a while. I feel like it took forever.

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Roary47
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Alright fellow detectives here are the cozy mysteries I‘d like to read. Which one looks the most interesting to you?

#LMPBC #Round 9 # Group W- Cozy Mystery

Hazel2019 I‘d love to read Barely Departed or Left Fur Dead 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I've read Death by Dumpling and liked it a lot. I'm intrigued by 2y
Roary47 Okay let‘s not read death by dumpling then so you can read something new, but now we need @HappilyEverKrafter to be the tie breaker. 2y
HappilyEverKrafter Oh gosh this is a lot of pressure, but I had a pet rabbit that I loved, so I‘m going to say 2y
Roary47 Love it! 2y
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Susanita
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Tonight we had Chinese food for dinner for the first time in weeks, and it was yummy. I also found this ebook in the catalog of a neighboring library, and I immediately put it on hold. #marvelousMay

Leftcoastzen Cute cover! Wow , now I want some Chinese take out!🥡🥠 3y
SaturnDoo I had Chinese too!!! It's been a couple of months for me and it was delish❤💜 3y
JoScho I read this one. It is a cute cozy ❤️ 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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This book took me much longer than it should have to read. It's not the books fault; I just have not been able to focus.
This was a fun little cozy. It made sense and did not have any crazy annoying characters that a lot of cozies love to have in them. I will definitely be continuing with the series.
The only downsize was that I was hungry the whole time I was reading it. 😁
This was my April #bookspin selection.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! I always have mixed feelings about books that make me hungry! 😂 3y
MaleficentBookDragon @TheAromaofBooks I ended up ordering a new wok too. 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Starting my day with a cozy and one of my favorite drinks, a London Fog while waiting for the scones I have in the oven.

Onceuponatime Love the mug 👍🏼 3y
mcctrish Yum! And I love your library mug 3y
tracey38 I also love the mug! 3y
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Avanders Mmm perfect day... 3y
Avanders Also — I don‘t have tracking on me to confirm, but I *think* you should have received the next #lmpbc book & a treat by now... the rest is coming directly from the co. ... not exactly sure when — the tracking says only the label has been created so far... {grumble} 🙇🏽‍♀️ 3y
Avanders Oh yay! That happened faster than I thought! Tracking says the “rest” was delivered yesterday! 👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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Smarkies
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A fun cozy mystery set in an Asian Village in Ohio. Liked the setting and the cast of characters.
The constant mention of dumplings did not help with my current dumpling craving..... Will need to buy some soon. 😋

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